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Poster: stratocaster Date: May 4, 2008 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best of?

usually, somebody who makes a post that reveals a complete failure to bother to do a quick search would elicit a dickhead response from an asshole like me, but instead I'll go against the grain...

shakedown--http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-06-30.sbd.miller.30158.sbeok.flacf or http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-12-05.sbd.pset2.ladner.9359.sbeok.shnf

black peter--http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-12-01.sbd.set2.clugston.319.sbefail.shnf (also one of the best He's Gone's) or http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-04-18.sbd.miller.18116.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: amosearle Date: May 4, 2008 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best of?

Pray tell, school us in the ways of the quick search, and we
won't chafe those with less sarcasm control than you...

I think the question may be less a research based one than a request for personal favorites. Perhaps I am chafed now...I don't want to think about that...

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Poster: stratocaster Date: May 4, 2008 7:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best of?

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=forumPost%3A1%20AND%20best%20shakedown

even something simple like this...

but whatever...

it don't matter none...

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Poster: amosearle Date: May 4, 2008 8:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: best of?

Thanks... play with the site and use the tools... I appreciate it.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 8:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

Interesting...I suppose at some level, EVERYTHING has been said before, more or less, even in just my two years or so here...How many times have I typed "9-19-70" in response to "best DS?"? Countless. How many times have I typed "12-29-68" to "best early era OOne/energy?"? Even more. Some of you can even type those responses for me.

I imagine that most of the time we are lazy, or as interested in what folks have to say about our interest in the question rather than just the facts of the answer. If all they need was a list with out commentary, the search will do the trick.

Bottom line is that we could probably all stop posting now and for sometime there would be plenty of information available via searching to answer most of these kinds of questions. Not that it is useful information necessarily, but it has probably all been said before...

Obviously, I like to hear myself so I keep coming round.

And there is always this stuff:

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 4, 2008 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

Good points but i do like new folks coming in. I have seen fresh people lately and that's a good thing. many of their questions are repetitive but rather than them doing a search it's nice to get some interaction with these folks. Just a thought.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 4, 2008 9:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

just another thought, lobster - if this place is, as Cliff and others would suggest, a place of Grateful Dead learning, a GD University I think Cliff might have called it at some point, then surely it's acceptable for the new people (and welcome to them) to be pointed towards the accumulated knowledge and opinion that's recorded and readily available to them?

It may be unfair of me but I tend to agree with the point that strat was making - that there are some who are happy for others to do the legwork for them. I'd rather see someone do that initial search and then tell me why they agree or disagree with what's been said before. This place would get pretty sterile if there was just an endless rehashing of old ideas going on.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 10:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

I'm on the fence. To be honest, I generally fail when conducting these searches. I really am that stupid. It generally just leads me off in a completely unproductive period (roughly 15 min) of frustration. So, I tend to be willing to cut folks slack on that issue.

Recall I had to have someone (nameless) hold my hand through four or five email lessons just to learn how to post an emoticon. Pathetic, I know, but there you have it.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 4, 2008 10:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

If people really need help finding their way around I'm all in favour of giving them that help - and I hope that now and then I have - but I do suspect that some are just being damned lazy.

Y'know - I think I know how to post an emoticon (or a picture of any kind) but I don't dare try in case I fail and look foolish. How pathetic is that?

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

Ahem, I know the feeling...fear of a mis-spelling can stop me dead in my posting tracks.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 4, 2008 11:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

True points. I Guess I look at it this way. First timers to this site are similar to first timers at a show. My first few times I had to ask heads the names of the songs as they played them. They were kind enough to enlighten me even though it probably got annoying and I was considered a "newbie". I'm sure I could have gotten a Dupree's diamond news and got that information but the interaction between the people was just as important as the info. Also, if this is a "college" maybe the repetitive questions from freshman can be chalked up to the "orientation" period?

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 4, 2008 11:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

I remember at the last Dead show I ever went to (Wembley Stadium 31 October 1990) I was a bit out of touch with what was happening with the band (hadn't seen them since 81) and had to ask someone who that was on keys besides Hornsby. 'Vince Welnick,' said the guy. 'What?' I said. 'From the Tubes?' 'Yup.'

I really thought he was putting me on.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 4, 2008 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

at that point did you think the band was going from truckin into She's a beauty?

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Poster: patkelley Date: May 4, 2008 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

That would have been the hottest sequence of all time. "She's one in a million girls!"

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell gets another "F"...

There you go; I have taken the course on "searching the forum" so many times the professors roll their eyes when they see me walk in the lecture hall.

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 4, 2008 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell gets another "F"...

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You failed!

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Poster: lastcall Date: May 4, 2008 5:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell gets another "F"...

Is that Larry King after a summer tour?

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell gets an opposable thumb

Love that shot of me in all my primate glory.

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Poster: patourkid Date: May 4, 2008 1:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell gets another "F"...

Mr Tell, I dare say that I just heard the wordsmith speaking of emos without a lick of disdain.....your work is coming along quite nicely......mwahahahahah!!!

This post was modified by patourkid on 2008-05-04 20:18:25

This post was modified by patourkid on 2008-05-04 20:19:19

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's plan to take over the forum unmasked

"EXCELLENT!" (pic of wringing hands would do nicely here...).

The day I get Rob to post a smiley face emo, is the day I have conquered.

For now, I say, "emoticon this":

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Poster: user unknown Date: May 4, 2008 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's plan to take over the forum unmasked

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Poster: patourkid Date: May 4, 2008 5:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's plan to take over the forum unmasked

Tsk Tsk Bill.....LMFAO!!!!!!!! Mr. Tell you will be catapulted into infamy the day Rob post one!!!!!

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tell's plan to take over the forum unmasked

OMG!

That is WAY too fuckin' funny!!!

Tell, riding a LAMA.

Not sure that most of the folks here get it, but damn good!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: May 4, 2008 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

thanks Tell, good points all around as per your usual, though i have to admit that strat's restrained reply did actually provide me a moment of amusement; by the way, can i assume that your dancing banana got the thumbs up from Diana?

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

Hmmm--good point. I would hate to have my fruit banned for an improper offsite reference violation.

But if my banana has to be peeled, I would prefer it--er, damn, I will look like one of those drooling, female moderator admirers if I continue, so I better stop now before I embarrass myself.

Too late I suppose.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: May 4, 2008 9:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

"I will look like one of those drooling, female moderator admirers"

Is that as in drooling female admirers of moderators, or female moderators drooling in admiration, or drooling admirers of female moderators?

I just wondered...

Oh yes, and I'm with strat on the opening point - not that it matters in any significant sense. I admire a man who can be restrained in such a tellingly non-restrained way.

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Poster: William Tell Date: May 4, 2008 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: why all the talking?

Call me "Mr Double Entendre"

You do recall that my drool meter was off the chart when Diana posted "...batting eyelashes..." or some such in response to our admirer banter.

I like to think it goes both ways, but that's probably due to the fact that I am aging male poster with nothing better to do; besides, it keeps me out of the strip joints.

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